PMG Photograph Conservation Training

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Date initiated January 2022
Page Compiler Emma Cieslik
Contributors Luisa Casella, Alejandra Mendoza

Purpose of PMG Photograph Conservation Training page[edit | edit source]

The goal of this page is to list and link academic-level training opportunities that offer a specialization in Photograph Conservation. This page provides information about the conservation and restoration programs based in the United States and around the world, includes the length of the program as well as a program contact for questions. This page also includes the names of instructors and scientists at conservation programs who conduct research specifically focused on photographs as well as the social media accounts for the US conservation programs for reference. For more information, see also page on Photograph Conservation Around the World.

Graduate-level Programs[edit | edit source]

Country Program Name Description Point of contact to program
Canada Queen's University 2-year Master of Art Conservation with research or treatment stream options Rosaleen Hill (Director and Assistant Professor - Paper Conservation, Photographic Materials and New Media)
Canada Ryerson University

Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management

2-year Master of arts program focused on film and photography preservation Marta Braun (Professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University and Director of its graduate program in Photographic Preservation)
Columbia Universidad Externado de Colombia Two one-year postgraduate programs in submerged cultural heritage and sustainability and cultural heritage
Denmark The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation KADK 2-year Master of arts program Lene Grinde (part-time lecturer on conservation) and Mogens S. Koch (practicing conservator, Danish Portal for Artistic and Scientific Research)
France Institut national du patrimoine, Aubervilliers 5-year Master's program involving theoretical, academic and scientific training
Mexico National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography (ENCRyM) 9-semester program in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, with an elective semester on Conservation of Photographs Liliana Dávila, Ana Lizeth Mata Delgado
Netherlands UvA University of Amsterdam 2-year Master of science in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Clara von Waldthausen (humanities faculty member)
Poland Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 5-year Master program with four different specialties: (1) paintings and wooden sculpture, (2) books, prints, and antique leather, (3) stone sculpture and architectural elements, and (4) antique textiles Prof dr hab. Marzenna Ciechańska (Dean of the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art)
Poland Fine Arts in Krakow, Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art Conservation program with two specialties - painting conservation and restoration, and sculpture conservation and restoration
Poland Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun Conservation and restoration of art program Dr. Tomasz Kozielec (Head of Department of Paper and Leather Conservation)
Portugal Universidade Nova de Lisboa Master of arts in conservation and restoration
Spain Escola Superior de Conservació i Restauració de Béns Culturals de Catalunya (ESCRBCC) Master in Conservation and Restoration of Photographic Heritage
United States Buffalo State College 3-year Master of Arts program with the option of specialization in photographs Theresa Smith (Assistant Professor of Paper Conservation)
United States New York University 4-year dual Master of Arts and Master of Science in Conservation and Art History Nora Kennedy (Adjust Faculty in Fine Arts)
United States University of Rochester/GEH,

Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

Master's program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management with coursework, internship rotation and final essay Joan Saab (Associate Professor of Art History, PPCM Program Co-Director)
United States Winterthur/University of Delaware 3-year Master of Science program in Art Conservation, option specializing in photography Debbie Norris (Chairperson in Art Conservation)

Master's theses on photography conservation[edit | edit source]

Researcher/student name Program name Name of master's thesis Date submitted/completed

Program-based research on conservation, restoration or connoisseurship of Photographs[edit | edit source]

Program Research subjects and specialties along with faculty and researcher names
University of Rochester/GEH,

Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (USA)

Water Emergency Response for Aqueous Inkjet Prints: Instructional Workshop Curriculum for Collections Managers

Researcher: Ivey Barker

National Archives Krakow (Poland) Researcher: Anna Seweryn
Buffalo State College (USA) Aqueous paper conservation treatments, the infrared luminescence of paper, technical studies of works on paper, and 16th-century moveable anatomical prints

Researcher: Theresa Smith

Buffalo State College (USA) Identification and preservation of photographic prints, negatives, cased objects and color images; emergency salvage of wet photographs; surface cleaning, mending, and flattening of paper and photographic materials; and conservation treatment possibilities

Researcher: Gary Albright

Social media accounts for American conservation programs[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

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